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FINAL COUNTDOWN Clinton: Assad’s ‘Days Numbered’ Itsuo Inouye, AFP / Getty Images

Clinton: Assad’s ‘Days Numbered’

The “sand is running out of the hourglass” on Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s regime, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday. “There is no doubt that the opposition is getting more effective in their defense of themselves and in going on the offense,” Clinton said, and also cited the growing number of defections by high-level members of the Assad regime as a sign that the strongman ruler may soon be kaput. Opposition activists said at least 30 people died Sunday as the violence that has been ongoing for 16 months continued within the country.

July 8, 2012 7:29 AM